Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive67.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130506
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 02 '20 at 15:39
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$400
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.3% Good
Memory 74.7
1-Core 99.3
2-Core 199
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 334
43% 321 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 149
Reflection 122
Parallax 132
39% 134 fps
MRender 84
Gravity 127
Splatting 87.2
34% 99.5 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 137 140 104 144 145 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 307
Write 193
Mixed 225
SusWrite 133
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 34.2
126% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 169
131% 176 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$89
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 123 135 136 148 146 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 56.2
Write 102
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 127
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
113% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
48.2% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.4
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 90.9
44% 90.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 11,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,090
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